B&W Train / Rail close-ups

Challenge #1 in the The art of real photography series. Hosted by Paul Kowalow.
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Let's jump back a few decades and recreate the feel of the old steam era. We'd like to see close-ups of train engines (steam or otherwise), cars, tracks, and other rail-related machinery, in B&W, monochrome, or duotone. The emphasis is on the CLOSE-UPS, so no landscape views of a 1 mile-long train, large stations, etc. will be accepted.
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A dying art
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One of the few remaining Steam Locomotive mechanics working on "No. 40". This coal-fired locomotive was built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works (#58824) of Philadelphia, PA. in December 1925 and sold new to the Lancaster and Chester Railway Co., of Lancaster, South Carolina at a price of $25,125.96.
Submitted: Saturday, 26th December, 2009 20:29 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 29th September, 2009
Focal length: 24 mm
Shutter speed: 250 sec
Aperture: F3.5
ISO: 800
Notes: The image was processed in Lightroom 2.5 with further enhancement via Lucis filter in Photoshop CS3.
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